A Level Accounting Online Course

This A Level Accounting Course helps students to develop knowledge and understanding of the purposes of accounting and apply this to a variety of accounting problems. This specification has no coursework or controlled assessment. It is not necessary for students to have studied GCSE Accounting before commencing work on this specification and no prior knowledge of accounting is necessary.

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Course Description

This A Level Accounting Distance Learning Online Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject or for anyone who wishes to study at a higher level at University. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

A Level Accounting Course

Paper 1, Written exam: 1 hour, 30 marks, 15% of A’ Level

Paper 2, Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes, 90 marks, 35% of A’ Level

Paper 3, Written exam: 3 hours, 150 marks, 50% of A’ Level


The A Level Accounting course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be able to contact our dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

A Level Accounting Assessment

The A Level Accounting course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Additional information

Payment Option(s)

Full A' Level, AS Level


Financial Accounting

 Year 1 – AS

The accounting cycle

Accounting for non-current assets

Reconciliation and verification

Preparation of financial statements:

– adjustments

– sole traders

– partnerships

– limited companies

Analysis and communication of accounting information to stakeholders

Cost and Management Accounting

Year 1 – AS

Costing for materials and labour

Traditional costing methods:

– absorption costing

– marginal costing

– cost–volume–profit analysis

The application of accounting to business planning

Financial Accounting

 Year 2 – A Level

Preparation of financial statements:

– manufacturing businesses

– not for profit organisations

– limited companies

– International Accounting Standards

– auditing and stewardship of limited companies

Business purchase and merger

Consignment and Joint venture accounts

Computerised accounting systems

Analysis and communication of accounting information

Cost and Management Accounting

 Year 2 – A Level

Activity based costing (ABC)

Budgeting and budgetary control

Standard costing

Investment appraisal

There are three exams in total for the Full A-level.

Q & A

Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

What is included with this course?

  • In-depth study materials covering the full specification
  • Two years tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback

Will I need to purchase any books?

You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.

Are there any additional costs?

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?

Yes, this course is available to international students, however if there is an examination at the end of the course, please contact us at [email protected] in order that we can advise you further.

Do I have to pay for delivery?

For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.

How many hours should I allow for this course?

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 300 and 350 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.

Will I gain UCAS points?

Yes you will gain UCAS points and these depend on your final grade once you have completed your exams.  A UCAS points table can be found by clicking here.

What is the course title and code for this qualification?

A Level in Accounting (9706) CIE

For more information on CIE, please click here.

Awarding Organisation

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and their qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.


knowledgeable-tutors-onlineCourse fees for payment in full include:

  • Course materials which will cover the full CIE specification.
  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources.
  • Help with UCAS application if attending University.
  • Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Free CV writing service on completion of course.


Course Cost and Advantages of Studying with Home Study Zone Pay in Full
One-off Payment
Access to Online Portal
Access to Study Materials
Access to Student Resources
Unlocked Printable Version
Tutor SupportUnlimited for 2 years
Assignment SubmissionsUnlimited

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